Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 16-11-2019

Iran Daily


Leader: World of Islam’s problems stem from weak unity

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the cause of the current problems facing the Islamic world is a result of weakness of unity among Muslim countries.


Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.


Iran moves on ultra-cheap gasoline, starts rationing

Iran imposed gasoline rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts.


Ousted US envoy testifies at Trump impeachment hearing

The former US ambassador to Ukraine who was branded “bad news” by President Donald Trump and removed, defended her record and told a televised impeachment hearing on Friday she did not pursue a political agenda in Ukraine.


Leader grants clemency to thousands of prisoners, including students and journalists

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei approved a proposal to pardon or commute the sentences of more than 3,500 Iranian prisoners, including some students and journalists.


Tehran rejects Canada-drafted human rights resolution against Iran

Tehran rejected a United Nations human rights resolution against Iran as a “politically motivated” instance of hypocrisy and “abuse” of UN mechanisms by Western governments targeting independent states.


False coalitions cannot maintain Hormuz Strait security: Cmdr

The commander of Iranian Army said regional countries cannot rely on outsiders to provide security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, stressing that any false coalition established by foreign powers will fail to uphold security for the strategic region and its vital waterway.


Tehran Times


Govt. starts gasoline rationing, raises fuel prices

The Iranian government started on Friday rationing of subsidized gasoline and increased fuel prices as it plans to use the revenue for supporting underprivileged families.


Iran seeks unity in the region, Rouhani tells Islamic unity forum

President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that Iran seeks “brotherhood” and “unity” in the region and that the Islamic Republic does not seek to invade any country or act like an empire.


Lebanon’s Safadi emerges as PM choice

Constitutionally required parliamentary consultations to name a prime minister will be held Monday, after which Mohammad Safadi will be designated, caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil told MTV Friday.


The Islamic Republic has been promoting unity for forty years: Marzieh Hashemi

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi says the number of Islamic unity conferences held by the Islamic Republic of Iran demonstrates that Iran has been stressing the importance of unity from the very beginning.


Donald A. Brown receives 2019 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Friday awarded the 2019 edition of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science to Professor Donald A. Brown, Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School (USA).


Voice actor Reza Abdi dies at 88

Voice actor Reza Abdi, who was mostly famous for playing roles in the popular radio comedy programs “Friday Morning with You” and “Iranian Friday”, died at a Tehran hospital on Thursday.


Leader: Elimination of Israel doesn’t mean removing Jews

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that “elimination of Israel does not mean the elimination of the Jewish people,” rather it means that all Palestinians, including Jews, Christians and Muslims, drive some thugs like Benyamin Netanyahu out of their homeland.


Diplomat calls UN human rights resolution against Iran purely politicized, counter-productive

A UN General Assembly resolution against Iran for its human rights record is politically motivated and counter-productive, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN said on Thursday.


Salehi says Iran able to add 20,000 SWUs in a month

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Thursday that his organization can add 20,000 SWUs (Separative Work Unit) in a month to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity.


Iran holds exhibition on new nuclear achievements

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) plans to open an exhibition on Saturday, November 16, on new nuclear achievements in the central city of Saveh.


Commander: Time ticking for foreign forces to leave region

Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi underlined the need for foreign forces to leave the region, saying that the regional states are able to establish security through cooperation.


Daesh relocating to Afghanistan, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Islamic State, also called Daesh, is relocating its base from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.